Friday, December 7, 2018

Warm Christmas Wishes

My final card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop features this cute stamp from Your Next Stamp's Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. Isn't it sweet! It's popped up on a piece of kraft cardstock embossed with a Sissix embossing folder. I love the texture behind this sweet image.

If you have some time today, you can still play along in this final day of the hop!

Thanks for all the kind comments on my hop cards! Have a wonderful day!

Cup Trio - Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Oh my gosh! Look at these cute cups of cocoa!! They are part of the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set. I stamped the cups and added the three different faces to make the trio. Quick copic coloring and popped them up in a trio of circles cut with the My Favorite Things circle trio shaker window and frame. A bit of marshmallow splash and some black twine finishes off the look. The sentiment is from the Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set by Your Next Stamp.

This card makes me happy and hope you enjoyed it too!

Am sad that the coffee lover's blog hop is almost over. This week has flown by!

Happy hopping!

Warm Tea-Rex Wishes! - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's a holly jolly Christmas with a Tea-Rex in the house... *wink* This cute Newton's Nook Tea-Rex stamp is colored up in festive Christmas colors and layered with some festive Christmas papers. Isn't this fun and silly! The warm wishes sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte stamp set.

This card would be fun to give with a gift of tea. I was contacted recently by the Republic of Tea to share my thoughts on a tea of my choice that they would provide. I love tea so said, "heck yeah!" I decided to try the Dream by the Fire tea that is a Rooibos Tea with cinnamon and vanilla notes.
I picked it because I adore cinnamon teas. Last night, I got out a pretty tea cup and brewed up a cup of this tea. Sadly, I didn't love this. I was looking for warm cinnamon notes with a touch of vanilla but another flavor overpowered the cup. I couldn't figure out the exact flavor but it was strong. I'm sure it's a lovely tea, just not a lovely tea for me. I'm going to try another cup and may try this recipe:

Mulled Holiday Punch 
Makes 1 Serving

• 1/2 cup apple juice
• 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail
• 1/2 sliced orange round
• 1 favorite holiday tea bag (we recommend Holiday Spiced Plum or Dream by the Fire)

1. Combine juices into a pan and bring to a boil.
2. Remove pan from heat. Add tea bag and orange slice and let steep for 5 minutes.
3. Remove tea bag and garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired. Enjoy Sip by Sip.

I appreciate Republic of Tea for sharing the tea with me and am sorry that I didn't have a rave review for it. I will try it again though as maybe it's an acquired taste and if so, I will update the readers.

This is my 3rd of five posts today for the final day of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.

Happy stamping,